Ken Aptekar toys with paintings from the past by using the history of art as his playground. He time-travels beloved masterpieces into the present by his sly repainting joined to his own witty and intimate texts. Here’s the idea: Paintings are nothing on their own, they start meaning something only when you start talking back to them. Aptekar's work turns this conviction into paintings on wood panels over which he bolts glass sandblasted with text.
Opening in DETROIT May 18, 2013:
Ken Aptekar: DON'T STOP
New Digital Works & Paintings, up through 6/21/13
Now on view in Kansas City:
On view recently near Boston:
Visit Ken Aptekar's blog:
Currently on view:
at Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
And take a look here:
Ken Aptekar: Recent Portraits
TEXTING THE TORAH:
Moving Towards a Balanced Earth: Kick the Carbon Habit!
SOME FOR ME, SOME FOR YOU: Paintings by Ken Aptekar
TRANSPLANTARE: Paintings, Prints & Video by Ken Aptekar